💜Reducing plastic raising kids💜
I just wanted to share a few kids related tips how to reduce plastic with your little ones
I started my cloth nappy journey when Mila was 18 months old. I have to say that It was way either than I thought. There is lots of good information out there how to do cloth nappies.
If this sounds too much and you like a little more convenience how about giving
Little & Brave Eco Nappiesa go. They take their nappies back and make compost out of them. Small numbers can also go in your home compost if required.
Kids eat all the time. At least mine do. We have created a habit of making our kids snacks and food from scratch. This way we can avoid the plastic around crisps, cracker and cookies. And they are better for them as well as you control the amount of sugar that goes in.
Other items that go in their lunch box we get from bulk bin stores like pretzels, lollies and other treats.
I try to find second hand clothes for both my kids. I am very lucky that I have a few friends with older girls and we receive the hand me downs from them for Mila. What we won’t use we gift to other mums in our area. We do the same once the kids have outgrown it. For Liam it is a little harder as 5 year old boys are very rough on their clothes. So not many second items available. I try to buy only what he needs and give to friends if still in ok condition. I am also lucky that our school has uniform so he lives in that for most of the week anyway.
Both kids love LEGO. So usually on their birthday and Christmas that is what they get. Although LEGO is made of plastic it lasts forever. We still have some from my husband’s childhood and we will keep the kids ones for their kids to use. We also have a membership at the
North West Toy Librarywhere the kids can get some ‘new’ toys every week. If it is a toy they really like we keep it for a few weeks.
If we buy toys we try to buy quality over quantity and locally made if possible.
Do you have any other tips you want to share?